146 million eBay users are changing passwords.
Posted by helen on May 21, 2014
its all over in the news: ebay has been hacked early this year, and ebay is urging you to change passwords
146 million users are going crazy right now, everyone wants to change his password and secure his account, the result? many users get this message:
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Ebay is asking its users to reset their passwords due to the unauthorized access to our corporate information network This may result in a delay of service due to the high traffic volume. We ask for your patience and that you return to eBay soon. In the meantime, please be assured that no activity can occur on your account until your password is reset.
and some can not log back into their accounts after changing their passwords… oops, haha!
I’ll say “Stay cool, stay calm, the worst is yet to come”,
there is no need to panic. it happened 2 months ago. if anything bad should happen to you, its already happened. besides, changing password doesnt really help. hackers can log on to your account without a password.
my suggestion would be: when all the craze is over, the sites (both eBay & PayPal) have less traffic, you should change the email addresses that you used to sign up with eBay & paypal.
As my knowledge, Hackers may have your eMail, full name and other personal info, you will receive phishing emails saying “Dear (your full Name)” like the legitimate eBay or paypal emails say, or other spam mails asking you to check out brand name luxuries. —I have received such eMails a month ago, and immediatly suspected someone has stole my personal info from Paypal or eBay sinice the sender knows my full name , as I only used that email for eBaying. I tracked down the sender’s real location, its from Shenzhen, China. but I m not saying “Shenzhen China” is the real hacker, it could have bought these personal info from the Hackers–selling your info to thousands of marketers is a way this Hackers make good money.